Sometimes it’s important to bring the family together to interact and have some quality fun, especially in this digital age where everyone seems so focused on their digital devices. Dice games are great because they are really simple and straightforward, and they are also very versatile, allowing you to have all kinds of creative variations which is why you probably wouldn’t have heard about some of them like Tenzi.
To play Tenzi, you need a set of 10 dice in four different colors. All you need to do for this game is to try to get the same number in the all the dice and you’re the winner. First, pick any number within the range of the dice, which is from one to six, and it’s a race to see if you get that same number rolled in all the 10 dice.
Different variations also exist, you could make the game about whoever gets the 10 dice in pairs first or whoever is the first to have the dice add up to a certain number, it’s that easy to come up with whatever you think will make the game interesting. And that’s what makes Tenzi fun.
You could even choose to play until someone can roll perhaps six of one number in a row or 10 rolls, whoever first gets five of the same number in each set of the 10 dice wins. But that would take a long time so make sure you don’t have something pressing to do. You probably also never heard of the Yahtzee dice game but it’s as old as time itself. If you know it, it’s most likely the first you ever played.
It’s a game with 13 rounds and your main goal playing the game is to get as many points as you can by rolling five dice to get some particular combinations. You pick a category that has its score va lue and you try to score points in that category keeping in mind that once you’ve chosen a category it cannot be picked again. Sometimes in a particular category, the score depends on the value of dice rolled, and in some, the score is fixed.
You get a Yahtzee when you roll five of the same number and you’re awarded 50 points which is the highest score anyone can get in any category. So when playing the game, pray for luck because any tool of the dice will always be a probability. There’s no real winning strategy if you’re just unlucky that day.
For the Knockout dice game, you need two dice, an erase marker, and a dry erase board. It’s great for kids especially if you’re trying to get them to understand basic addition. It’s quite simple to play, and you need at least two players for the game. Simply number the erase board on both ends from numbers 2 to 12 and place it between both players.
As players take turns rolling the dice, they erase whatever number they play which is the addition of the dice rolled, and the first person to erase all their numbers is the lucky winner. Sometimes for more learning purposes for kids, the board is numbered from 2 to 24, and twelve-sided dice is used instead.